Isabel M. Brant, 94, of South Sioux City, Neb., and formerly of Le Mars, died very peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at Matney Colonial Manor in South Sioux City, Neb., surrounded by her family.
Isabel was born March 24, 1912, in Fort Dodge, the daughter of Bascomb Leigh and Blanche (Johnson) Coburn. In 1918 she moved with her family to Sioux City where she attended Central High School. Isabel married Archie A. Jackson on April 27, 1929, in Elk Point, S.D. Archie preceded her in death on July 4, 1973 in Sioux City. She later married Ernest W. D. Lester in May of 1939 in Elk Point. More recently she married Marvin O. Brant in 1960 in Elk Point. Marvin preceded her in death in 1977 in California.
Isabel worked at the Sioux City Air Base as a motor pool dispatcher from 1944 to 1945. Next she was employed at the Warrior Hotel from 1946 to 1948, where she ran the PBX and also was an auditor and night clerk. She also was a general cashier and night auditor at Martin Hotel from 1948 to 1964. Later, she was employed at Archie's Waeside in Le Mars from 1972 to 1992, serving in many capacities. At that same time, she also resided in Le Mars. More recently, she volunteered as a Senior Home Campanion from 1993 to 2004.
Isabel was a member of Glad Tidings Light House. She enjoyed singing and was a member of Sweet Adelines for several years. She will no doubt be remembered for never forgetting a birthday or anniversary.
Survivors include a daughter, Valerie Rand of Le Mars and her children: Renate Maxey and her husband Craig; Lorrie Luense and her husband, Jim; Madelyn Leigh; Christopher Rand and Bob Rand and his wife Dana; a daughter, Sharon Rae Strohm of Castana, and her children: JoAnn Snyder; Sharyl Jennings and her husband: Kirk; John Strohm and his wife Lori; Lisa Holden and her husband Jack; Laura Brende and her husband Tony and Jacob Strohm and his wife Jen; Glory Fletcher's daughter, Nancy Mitchell and her husband Mike; a daughter Sue Holdcroft and her husband Ed of Kingsley, and their children: Ed Holdcroft and his wife Terri; Shelley Grubb and her husband John; Kelly Mesner; Cindy Jones and Nanciann Nilles and her husband Joe; a son, Tim E. Lester of Sioux City and his children: Julie Sylvestro and her husband Joe; Kelly Harris and her husband Edwin; Tim M. Lester and his special friend Cindy Edwards, and Brian Lester and his wife, Becky; a daughter Rhoda J. LaScala of Coppell, Texas and her children: Kim Frazier and his wife Jeanne; Kyri Young and her husband Kendall and Jami Tritz and her husband Jim. Isabel is also survived by 58 great-grandchildren and 25 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Glory Fletcher; one brother, Elbert Coburn; two grandsons, Victor Frazier and Joseph Snyder.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City with the Rev. Michael Ring of Glad Tidings Lighthouse officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., all today (Friday) at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be her grandchildren: John Albert Strohm; Timothy Michael Lester; Bob Rand; Kim Todd Frazier; Kory L. Mitchell and Nanciann Melinda Nilles.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Siouxland.
Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com